Eric Roberts

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Eric Roberts

Eric Anthony Roberts (born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on April 18, 1956) is a United States film actor. He was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the older brother of actress Julia Roberts.

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1985 for his role as the escaped convict Buck in the film Runaway Train.

His many starring roles include Star 80 (1983), The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984), and Best of the Best (1989). He has also appeared in the music video "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers and "It's Like That" by Mariah Carey. In 1996 he appeared in the Doctor Who telemovie in the role of the Master. In an episode of South Park, he was parodied as a worthless character actor and was later eaten by cannibals.

Most recently, Roberts has co-starred on the ABC sitcom Less Than Perfect. His daughter Emma has joined her father and aunt in the acting business. Recently, Emma Roberts gained a starring role on the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous.

Eric Roberts has been the subject of some articles on tabloid magazines for, among other things, allegedly committing some acts while drunk.

Apart from the aforementioned jobs, he has also appeared in many, low budget movies.

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